The location accommodates the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest place in Islam. It is usually the holiest website for Jews, who name it the Temple Mount as a result of it’s the location of the biblical Temples destroyed in antiquity. The location is a frequent flashpoint for tensions, and violence there final 12 months helped spark an 11-day conflict between Israel and Gaza militants.
“That is an episode in a sequence of responses by Al-Qassam Brigades to the aggression on Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas’s armed wing stated in a brief assertion.
The declare of duty got here a day after the Israeli military spokesperson informed Kann public radio that two Palestinian suspects apprehended by the navy didn’t belong to any militant group.
Israel stated Saturday that it had arrested two Palestinians suspected of finishing up the capturing that killed 23-year-old Vyacheslav Golev.
On Sunday, Hamas’s chief within the Gaza Strip known as for extra assaults towards Israelis within the West Financial institution, saying the “actual battle area is there.” In a speech, Yehiyeh Sinwar saluted the attackers who killed the guard.